After a heart wrenching beginning to their series in Miami, the Mets were able to secure a victory in the next two games. Syndergaard looked spectacular striking out 8 on Tuesday night, and had some great run support as the Mets cruised to a 12-1 victory.
Seth Lugo had another fantastic start on Wednesday, not letting the 2 run homer he gave up to Martin Prado in the bottom of the first shake him. Bruce’s bat came to life for the second night in a row blasting a two run homer in the Top of the 5th. This gave the Mets a 5-2 lead which they would hang on to and win the game.
Meanwhile out in St. Louis the Cardinals would lose 2-1 to the Reds after failing to get in the tying run at third base. Everything seemed to be in perfect motion as the Mets magic number dropped to 2. They now have a 2.5 game lead over the Cardinals in that first wild card slot and a 1 game lead over the Giants who lost 2-0 to the Rockies on Wednesday night.
If the Mets manage to secure a wild card game, and a win, this will be the first time since the 1999 and 2000 seasons that the Mets have gone to the playoffs two years in a row.